Simply put, this plate is art. It's crafted from extremely durable stoneware, a material manufactured from clay, quartz, and minerals like calcite. It's molded by hand at extremely high heat, making it more stable than clay and less translucent than porcelain. Each plate varies slightly from the next due to the unique glazing process. The set of four plates is perfect for a two-person apartment, or grab multiple sets for larger gatherings.